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  1. #1
    p lane
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    I currently am using a sanyo 4900, and while traveling today, my 4900
    showed digital roaming--two things confused me, if it can roam digitally
    with only a dual band, what is the advantage of the tri mode, which I
    understand my 5300 has.

    Would the tri mode allow roaming on say the verizon 800 cdma.

    The second thing that surprised me, the phone was set to sprint only,
    yet it asked for permission to make a call while roaming---I turned the
    phone off/on and was back to sprint?

    This area is sort of weird roaming area (middle Tennessean) caller id
    would no work on my verizon phone there--sprint worked normally, when on
    sprint system.

    [posted via phonescoop.com]



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  2. #2
    Tech Geek
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    Re: Tri Mode Dual band????



    [email protected] (p lane) wrote in article
    <[email protected]>:
    > I currently am using a sanyo 4900, and while traveling today, my 4900
    > showed digital roaming--two things confused me, if it can roam digitally
    > with only a dual band, what is the advantage of the tri mode, which I
    > understand my 5300 has.
    >
    > Would the tri mode allow roaming on say the verizon 800 cdma.


    A dual band phone will pick up 800MHz analog and 1900MHz CDMA.
    A tri-mode phone will also pick up 800MHz CDMA.


    >
    > The second thing that surprised me, the phone was set to sprint only,
    > yet it asked for permission to make a call while roaming---I turned the
    > phone off/on and was back to sprint?
    >


    The only thing I can think of is that there is another 1900MHz carrier
    there, perhaps an affiliate that is not in your SID list? Take it to a
    store to see if a PRL update helps.

    [posted via phonescoop.com]



  3. #3
    p lane
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    Re: Tri Mode Dual band????

    Yea, that's what I assumed guessed) about the tri mode, the roam had me
    puzzled. thankns for the info.

    [email protected] (Tech Geek) wrote in article
    <[email protected]>:
    >
    >
    > [email protected] (p lane) wrote in article
    > <[email protected]>:
    > > I currently am using a sanyo 4900, and while traveling today, my 4900
    > > showed digital roaming--two things confused me, if it can roam digitally
    > > with only a dual band, what is the advantage of the tri mode, which I
    > > understand my 5300 has.
    > >
    > > Would the tri mode allow roaming on say the verizon 800 cdma.

    >
    > A dual band phone will pick up 800MHz analog and 1900MHz CDMA.
    > A tri-mode phone will also pick up 800MHz CDMA.
    >
    >
    > >
    > > The second thing that surprised me, the phone was set to sprint only,
    > > yet it asked for permission to make a call while roaming---I turned the
    > > phone off/on and was back to sprint?
    > >

    >
    > The only thing I can think of is that there is another 1900MHz carrier
    > there, perhaps an affiliate that is not in your SID list? Take it to a
    > store to see if a PRL update helps.
    >
    > [posted via phonescoop.com]


    [posted via phonescoop.com]



  4. #4
    Brandt
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    Re: Tri Mode Dual band????

    Sprint PCS only mode means Digital Only. It will still roam out on
    Verizon's network it just won't go into analog.

    --
    -Brandt

    I work for SprintPCS,
    I DON'T speak for them.


    plane[email protected] (p lane) wrote in article
    <[email protected]>:
    > Yea, that's what I assumed guessed) about the tri mode, the roam had me
    > puzzled. thankns for the info.
    >
    > [email protected] (Tech Geek) wrote in article
    > <[email protected]>:
    > >
    > >
    > > [email protected] (p lane) wrote in article
    > > <[email protected]>:
    > > > I currently am using a sanyo 4900, and while traveling today, my 4900
    > > > showed digital roaming--two things confused me, if it can roam digitally
    > > > with only a dual band, what is the advantage of the tri mode, which I
    > > > understand my 5300 has.
    > > >
    > > > Would the tri mode allow roaming on say the verizon 800 cdma.

    > >
    > > A dual band phone will pick up 800MHz analog and 1900MHz CDMA.
    > > A tri-mode phone will also pick up 800MHz CDMA.
    > >
    > >
    > > >
    > > > The second thing that surprised me, the phone was set to sprint only,
    > > > yet it asked for permission to make a call while roaming---I turned the
    > > > phone off/on and was back to sprint?
    > > >

    > >
    > > The only thing I can think of is that there is another 1900MHz carrier
    > > there, perhaps an affiliate that is not in your SID list? Take it to a
    > > store to see if a PRL update helps.
    > >
    > > [posted via phonescoop.com]

    >
    > [posted via phonescoop.com]


    [posted via phonescoop.com]



  5. #5
    TechGeek
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    Re: Tri Mode Dual band????


    Brandt wrote:
    > [B]Sprint PCS only mode means Digital Only. It will still roam out
    > on
    > Verizon's network it just won't go into analog.
    >
    > --
    > -Brandt
    >
    > I work for SprintPCS,
    > I DON'T speak for them.
    >


    "Sprint PCS only" mode will only pick up the digital 1900MHz CDMA, it
    will not pick up 800MHz CDMA (digital).

    Some places Verizon does use 1900MHz, but not many.

    --
    Posted at SprintUsers.com - Your place for everything Sprint PCS
    Free wireless access @ www.SprintUsers.com/wap




  6. #6

    Re: Tri Mode Dual band????

    On Fri, 03 Oct 2003 06:44:24 -0000, [email protected] (p lane) wrote:

    >I currently am using a sanyo 4900, and while traveling today, my 4900
    >showed digital roaming--two things confused me, if it can roam digitally
    >with only a dual band, what is the advantage of the tri mode, which I
    >understand my 5300 has.
    >
    >Would the tri mode allow roaming on say the verizon 800 cdma.


    My Samsung SPH-i300 does.
    It will also roam to analog.
    <snip>
    --
    Nobody but a fool goes into a federal counterrorism operation without duct tape - Richard Preston, THE COBRA EVENT.



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